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Upon the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Somalia, the EU deployed an Election Expert Mission (EEM), composed of two members to assess the Somali electoral process, which included the elections for the Upper House, the House of the People and the Presidential elections. The EEM was mandated to provide targeted and detailed recommendations that may contribute towards the preparation and implementation of a credible political roadmap for holding universal elections in 2020. The EEM met with a broad range of stakeholders in Nairobi, Mogadishu, Garowe, Baidoa, and Kismayo. The EEM arrived in Mogadishu on 13 September 2016 and completed the mission on 16 February 2017.